How many Persons have you In your Memory ?

@sunil_008 (1270)
India
May 10, 2009 3:44pm CST
HI All, a person comes across with lots of other person throughout his lifespan.but we don't really remember all of them.sometimes we even forget their names but can instantly recognise them by seeing and in some other cases we even can't remember their names as well can't even recognise the person in real after a long gap of time... have you ever expereinced anything like this?an old classmate,co-worker,old-neighbour... well i can remember all those persons with whom i have ever had any communication.i can remember all their names as well as all the other events too...
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18 responses
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
11 May 09
Hi Sunil..that is because you are still young..wait til you are older or if you move away. I have done that a few times..People have come up to me and started talking and I known them but cant think of their name!.. I just keep talking and pretend like I remember, and hope that they dont ask
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
hi sandymay, i don't know what happens when you grow old.but i think if life is simple and events are not complicated then anyone can remember them... since sometimes you forget their names and manage some talkings with them then it shows that you a nice person to chat with.so you don't really needed to remember all those people and names...thanks for sharing...
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
10 May 09
theres no telling how many people i can remember. you have a gift though thats rare. i have heard of people with your ability on tv shows.
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
Hi, I don't think its some extra ordinary thing.well, its just like that a computer can save all its data safe and can be found without much difficulties.similar a less stressed and uncorrupted brain can remember all the people and events without much difficulties...thanks for responding...
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
10 May 09
Hello sunil_008 , I can not recall people by names,where and when I met them but I do recall dates that something of significance impressed on my memory. If someone had remained in my life for months or years can I even remember their name though I have met someone and had a feeling I knew them either in a previous life or from when I was too young to speak. No one else but one have I had that feeling of knowing that person when supposedly we just met.
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
Hi, most of us only remember the names or events about the persons.but it seems that your memory is better than most of us.because you can remember the dates too.well, its indeed a nice to remember people from your young age...well that person must be the special one in your life or he must have left some deep impression on you to remember him for rest of your life...thanks for sharing...
@rglodak (574)
• Indonesia
10 May 09
good topic. nice n creative.. i have thousands people in my memory. my brain collect it. god is great. he creat brain so complex and we cant discription it as well
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
hi, thanks.your are right god created brain and its more complxed than the computer itself...thanks for sharing...
@dodo19 (34290)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 May 09
Way to many to count. I don't think that I'd be able to count the number of people that is my memory. I really don't think that I could be able to. There are just so many people.
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
hi you may be right about remembering so many people.but there are certain events with certain people from your acqaintances which makes it to remember them.thanks for sharing...
@cj5guy (93)
• United States
10 May 09
I tried to count once, the number of people I have had significant interaction with (people I worked with, people I considered friends) I counted for days, it was an impossible task, I would drive down a street and see a house that reminded me of this person, or a smell reminded of that person, I don't think I could ever consciously recall everyone, but they are all there in my head waiting for that trigger to remind me of them.
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
Hi, that's great that you know so many people.you are right that at some point you just can't remember all of them...but if given a chance can you really remember each one of them by their smeel or house or anything that relates them?...thanks for responding
• China
11 May 09
You remember all your classmates and teachers?!I cant believe!How many they are?elementary school,high and middle school,college?I think I can remember 80 percent. Well,there are kind of people who havent had any comunication with me in my memory.I dont kwon their names ,but they did make deep impress in my life.So,I think its a huge number for me ,even every one.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
Hi, ofcourse i remember all of them.i tell you something funny.i had a friend one day i asked him can you remember exactly how many people you know.i got a very confident reply from him that he can remember exactly 92% from his acquaintances.well, i was though surprised then but didn't feel right to test.but later i wanted to study what exactly made him said that percentile.so i made some questionaire for him and asked few of them from the past common friends.do you know what i discovered?any guesses...well i found that he can only remember exactly 29%...hahahaha...thanks for responding
@tchersue (105)
• Malaysia
11 May 09
I also don't know how many but what i know is when i m see them I can remember their face. I always forgot their name.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
Hi, that means you are not a serious type of person who don't really get much involvement with other people...thanks for sharing
• China
11 May 09
Well,honestly,i can recognise everybody i've ever talk ,i'm so proud of it,but sometime i just can memorize their apparence but the name.Heh..
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
Hi, if someone is sweet to talk to then i don't think its that important for them to remember all those people.try to remember how many people you know and what are their names?...home-work for you....thanks for sharing...
@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
11 May 09
I don't think I can count how many. Despite how many persons have I forgotten, I meet someone new along the process. Whether they are family, relatives, friends, acquaintances or just a nobody, there's no way I can count how many of them actually.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 May 09
Hi, it seems that you are not that bothered about remembering their names.well, there is nothing wrong with it but when someone we meet at the market and don't really recollect him exactly sometimes it puts us in little trouble...be careful buddy...just joking.thanks for sharing.
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
11 May 09
Alot of people! I have moved around a lot. I don't remember the names of all of them but I am very good with faces. Sometimes it takes me a minute to place them as far as when and where I met them but most of the time their names will come back to me when I see them.
• United States
11 May 09
Hello, I have many people in my memory, who I have met through out my life, some are good and some are bad, I guess that comes with it huh. i try to keep close contact with many of the people that were good to me through out my life . Some people are not able to be located no matter how much you try, but I'm really persistant with locating them just to see how they are doing etc. Happy My Lotting!
@aikhong (662)
• Malaysia
11 May 09
Hm...i can say that i still remember most of the people i've met before including my neighbours, old classmates, friends i know from activities, and so on. It will take me few days or even few weeks to list and write them all down,haha. However, there're some of the people i can hardly recall. Those people are such as friends' friend who we had just meet for once, new friends i met in certain activity and didnt meet again after that. Perhaps i'll still be able to recognise them when i meet them again one day in the street, but the first thing i'd say is "oh it's you! Long time no see, but...i'm sorry, you're...?" haha...
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
11 May 09
i dont think i cn remeber up to 100 people but i cn still remember more than 50 people in my memory right now, i do delete from my memory some people i considered to be negative minded and those who will not add nything to me, so i would say around 50 something people really matter to me right now
• India
11 May 09
hi i only remember those who had effected me in some way.most of them are my family members and frnds .some of them are my enemies.but some are just anonymous people whom i had met for a while or just met hem while on way to office or home.
• India
11 May 09
It is very difficult to remember all the persons. But when i go to the places associated with those persons or when i meet them ,i will be able to remember. But according to science , all persons will be in our subconscious mind.The only thing is that we will not forget , but we will not be able to recall. Sometimes, we will recall the identity of persons after one or two days. This applies to objects and other incidents.
• Pakistan
11 May 09
Good people always leave an indelible impression upon our memory. They are etched in our memory never to be erased. They are like flowers, leaving their fragrance behind them. Everyone who meets me with good attitude wins my heart. I love to hold them in my good memory forever.
• Philippines
11 May 09
Usually whenever I meet people that I haven't seen in ages, I do remember only their face. I remember their name too but not always and sometimes it takes me too long to remember what their names are.